Bowen & Watson Construction in the News
Bowen & Watson, Inc. Receives Top Honors for Outstanding Safety Record and Leadership
Bowen & Watson, Inc., has been recognized as 1 of 18 contractor firms in the most prestigious category of Zero Incidence Rate by Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
The safety awards program provides an opportunity for general and specialty contractors to compare their safety records against national averages and with contractors of similar size and who perform similar types of construction.
“We are thrilled to recognize these firms for their unwavering commitment to fostering a culture focused on safety”, says AGC Georgia CEO Mike Dunham.
The firm also received the AGC Georgia Award for No Lost Time Accidents for 2020 commemorating the firm’s outstanding safety record.
“It is because of the efforts of every team member that we are able to maintain a high safety standard on our jobsites”, says Bowen & Watson Safety Coordinator, Stacy Allen.
In addition to the two awards presented to the firm, 13 of Bowen & Watson’s supervisors were awarded the Ron Amerson Supervisor’s Safety Award from the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia). The Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Awards program is designed to recognize AGC of America members’ supervisors for outstanding contributions to safety on their job sites. The measurement criterion is based on safety incidence rates for individual supervisors in conjunction with actual man-hours directly supervised by each employee. Only those supervisors who showed a commitment to outstanding safety are eligible.
The following Bowen & Watson Superintendents were honored (and met the requirements of zero lost time accidents and a minimum number of man-hours supervised in 2020):
- Quint Broome
- Daniel Crew
- Roger Crew
- Nic Green
- Tanner Holcomb
- Henry Holland
- Jerry Johnson
- Abe Keener
- Randy Pettyjohn
- Andy Ricks
- Jimmy Ritchie
- James Savage
- Donald “Tater” Williams
Bowen & Watson, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service commercial contractor with a diverse portfolio of work experience and expertise in facility planning, preconstruction, construction management and general contracting. We specialize in commercial building programs that include both new site development as well as highly complex renovation and addition projects. Since 1956, Bowen & Watson has firmly established itself as an industry leader in Georgia. Today, two generations of family members are actively involved in the company’s operations. Learn more at www.bowen-watson.com.
Welcome to the Family. Bowen & Watson Announces New Shareholder
Bowen & Watson Inc., announces a new minority shareholder to its ownership effective January 1, 2021. Dustin Duncan, Vice President of Construction has signed an agreement to purchase 5% of the shares of the company, the first non-family shareholder since the company was founded in 1956 by Harold Watson and Troy Bowen.
Dustin will join current ownership Drew Watson, President, Keith Watson, Chairman and Kevin Watson, CEO in leading Bowen & Watson’s business decisions.
“Dustin has been instrumental over the past two years in implementing new controls and processes into our operations and project management. He brings years of experience from two other well respected construction firms and has established a more direct line of communication for our project managers and superintendents to management,” said Drew Watson, President.
“We did not want to lose our family- oriented and operated culture, but needed more cohesion in our operations, so we sought help from outside the company a few years ago after 5 years of strategic planning and peer group input. The results of adding Dustin to our executive team have already paid off. He listened to our employees, clients, and architects about areas where improvement could be made and has made the changes necessary to ensure years of successful operations. I am very proud of what he has accomplished in such a short time,” Watson said.
“I’m honored to join the Bowen & Watson family as a shareholder. I am excited to continue to build our company by developing talent and expanding our footprint, as we maintain the family atmosphere and culture that has carried our organization to success for 65 years,” says Duncan.
This expansion is in support of its strategic plan and reflects Bowen & Watson’s commitment to recognizing the contributions of each professional and engaging them on many levels to help shape the future course of the firm, which continues on a steady path of growth and expansion. Over the past several years, Bowen & Watson has expanded our market reach and added new clients in Georgia and South Carolina.
“We are thrilled to see the fruits of our strategic planning continue to unfold,” Watson said.
Congratulations to our new shareholder. We are excited about our future!
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